Project Pedal: A Day of Bike Riding and Fun

It’s time to get on your bike and ride.  Gather the whole family together on Saturday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for Project Pedal at Bay High School Memorial Stadium.  It will do you a world of good!  As you pedal and participate, you’ll be having fun while helping to raise funds to continue the mission of Village Project.  

There are five courses to choose from:

  • Pea Pod Pedal (2- and 3-year-olds) – 100 yards on the Bay High track
  • Sprout Route (6-year-olds and under) – 400 yards on the Bay High track
  • Cucumber Course (designed for those 12 and under, but open to all ages) – 6 miles through the western Bay Village
  • Kale Trail (all ages) – 13 miles on a scenic tour of Bay Village
  • Artichoke Adventure (all ages) – 25 miles, including the scenic tour of Bay Village as well as additional pedaling through Avon Lake

The Village Project kitchen will provide a complimentary lunch for Kale Trail and Artichoke Adventure participants.  Lunch is available to others at a nominal fee.  Join in some healthy competition and help support Village Project by raising funds in addition to the registration fee.  Compete individually or as a team to raise the most for this worthy organization.  Fundraising pages can be created when you register on the Village Project website (  Prizes will be awarded for the top three individual fundraisers and the top team.

The ride is fully supported with rest stops offering refreshments, bike mechanics, medical and safety volunteers, and support vehicles.  Babysitting will be available for children of registered riders.

Project Pedal is not just a bike ride – it’s a community event.  There will be music from the School of Rock, a bicycle rodeo sponsored by Bay Bike Co-op, sports challenges, a dunk tank, and much more, including Mitchell’s ice cream.

Make it “A Day in Bay.”  Besides Project Pedal, Bay Village is the location for a couple of other events on June 14.  BAYarts is hosting their Art & Music Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the Bay Village Fire Department is having an open house from noon to 3 p.m. 

Don’t miss out.  Register today at or pick up an application at Village Project headquarters at 27378 W. Oviatt in Bay Village.  The deadline for registering is May 30.

The mission of Village Project is “to come together as a community of all ages to provide nourishing meals and extended care and services to our neighbors experiencing cancer.”  More information about this organization, which serves families in Bay Village, Avon Lake and Rocky River, can be found on the website or by calling 440-348-9401.

Diane Frye

Diane Frye is a Bay Village resident and volunteer for Village Project.

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Volume 1, Issue 12, Posted 4:59 PM, 06.05.2014